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Thomas A Kolditz, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University–the most comprehensive, evidence-based, university-wide leader development program in the world. The Doerr Institute was recognized in 2019 as the top university leader development program by the Association of Leadership Educators. Prior to Rice, he taught as a Professor in the Practice of Leadership and Management and Director of the Leadership Development Program at the Yale School of Management.
A retired Brigadier General, Tom led the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point for 12 years. In that role, he was responsible for West Point’s teaching, research, and outreach activities in Management, Leader Development Science, Psychology, and Sociology, and was titled Professor Emeritus after retirement. A highly experienced global leader, General Kolditz has more than 35 years in leadership roles on four continents.
Tom is the author of the new book, Leadership Reckoning, which takes to task American colleges and universities for their haphazard, incoherent, evidence-free approaches to developing students as leaders and offers a principle-driven, outcome-oriented blueprint for how effective leader development can occur.
What We Discuss With Tom Kolditz
- What lead Tom to get involved in new leader development
- His new book, Leadership Reckoning
- How we’ve been missing the mark in leader development at the university and college level
- What is leader-tainment and how we go beyond it
- Their programs and how they measure leader development effectiveness
- Can anyone be a great leader
- Their mission and relationship with the Carnegie Foundation
Episode Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/yej5p52u